Attendance: 42
May 22, 2012



GNOEA will not have a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 for Memorial Day Holiday. Our next meeting will be a Morning Visitation with Charlotte Binnings’ place of business Town & Country Travel, 723 Aurora Avenue, Metairie, LA. The visitation will be from 7:30 am to 8:30 am.

Our next meeting on June 12, 2012 our program will be Vince Gremillion, Restech Information Service, Inc. and it will be held at Ralph’s on the Park

I hope everyone will have a great holiday!



Our program today was guest speaker William H. Costelloe, Ph.D., President of Costelloe & Associates Inc. Dr. Costello received his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Louisiana State University where he received a special commendation for academic excellence. For over thirty five years, Dr. Costelloe has consulted with both public corporations and family-owned businesses throughout the country.

One of his specialties includes conducting pre-employment assessments, team building workshops and employee opinion survey research for his client companies. His assessment system integrates a series of assessments to evaluate the best job fit and align people with their best business strategy to achieve success.

We wish to thank Dr. Costelloe for a very informative program.



The Board of Directors, the Classification and Membership Committees have approved the following firm for membership into GNOEA. Members have five days to voice an objection to inviting them to become a member.

Timothy Scott Proposer: Michael Mitchell
Fisher & Phillips Classification: Attorney/Labor



It was with regret that we were informed of the resignation of Charles Elfert with Pleasure Pools. The classification of “Pool” is now open.



The Board of Directors unanimously elected Stanton Murray to serve as our next President-Elect and Philip Rebowe to serve as our next Treasurer, both terms beginning July 1, 2012.

Also, congratulations to the following three members who were elected today by the General Membership to serve on the Board of Directors for the next eighteen months:
Joe Azzarello, Farrell Latour and Hank Tatje.



Some of our members have expressed an interest in joining a Business Group, therefore we are asking anyone that is interested in joining a group, or if you are a Business Group that is already established and would welcome a new member or if your Business Group is not willing to take another member into your group, but is willing to help develop a start-up group, then please contact Robert Ramsey at



If you know of someone who is the owner, principal, or upper management (national companies only) of one or more of these Open Classifications, please give that name to the Membership Committee or invite them to a Tuesday morning breakfast. If you invite them to a breakfast meeting, please give the name and other information to either the President or Susan prior meeting.

Below please find a list of open classifications:

Air Conditioning
Aircraft Sales & Service
Appliance Sales and Service
Audiologist & Hearing
Automobile Dealership
Coffee Shop/Service
Commercial Window Treatment
Country Club / Golf Course
Courier Service
General Dentist
Direct Mail Advertising
Drug Store
Dry Cleaners
Equipment – Rental
Furniture Store
Glass Company
Interior Designer
Internet Search Engine Optimization
Janitorial/Cleaning Service
Medical Facility
Painting, Residential / Light Commercial
PEO/Workman’s Compensation
Physical Therapy
Plastic Surgeon
Property Management
Real Estate – Commercial
Sign & Banner
Sporting Goods
Supermarket Retail
Wine & Liquors



May 29, 2012    Memorial Day Holiday – No Breakfast Meeting
June 5, 2012     Visitation – Charlotte Binnings, Town & Country Travel
June 12, 2012   Vince Gremillion, Restech Information Service, Inc. – Ralph’s on the Park
June 19, 2012   No Breakfast Meeting
June 26, 2012   Jim Hudson, Iberiabank – Ralph’s on the Park
                                 Board of Director’s Meeting

July 3, 2012       4th of July Holiday – No Breakfast Meeting